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PBO releases latest tally of federal infrastructure project spending

The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) today released his latest report on the impact of the federal government’s $188 billion infrastructure package.

PBO releases updated scenario analysis of COVID-19 pandemic and oil price shocks

April 30, 2020, OTTAWA – The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) today released an updated scenario analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic and oil price shocks to help parliamentarians gauge the potential impacts on the Canadian economy and the Government’s finances. 

PBO releases scenario analysis of COVID-19 pandemic and oil price shocks

The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) today released his first scenario analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic and oil price shocks to help parliamentarians gauge the potential economic and fiscal implications.

Recent rail disruptions will cost the economy $275 million, says PBO

The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) today released his estimate of the economic and financial impacts of the February 2020 disruption of rail transportation due to blockades of rail lines and other protests.

Federal finances sustainable over the long term—but most provinces and territories are not, says PBO

The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) today released his latest assessment of the long-term sustainability of government finances.

Canada’s labour market registers solid performance, says PBO

The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) today released his latest assessment of the state of Canada’s labour market.

Economy slows; federal deficit grows, says Parliamentary Budget Officer

The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) today released his latest estimates for near-term growth in the Canadian economy and the Government’s budgetary deficit for 2019-20.

PBO updates federal carbon pricing estimates to reflect recent provincial changes

The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) has released an updated estimate of the fiscal impacts of the federal carbon pricing system, which incorporates recent program changes in Alberta and New Brunswick.

PBO releases assessment of Election 2019 Costing Service

The Parliamentary Budget Officer today released a report that provides nine recommendations to further strengthen the process underpinning Canada’s first independent Election Proposal Costing (EPC) service.

Parliamentary Budget Officer downgrades economic and fiscal outlook

The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) today released his latest Economic and Fiscal Outlook.